Serving the Tri-Cities Area Since 1975
Russ Swanay Real Estate was founded in 1975. At the time, that made Russ one of the youngest broker / owners in Tennessee.
From its beginning, Russ Swanay Real Estate has concentrated on the quality rather than the quantity of our listings. We make every effort to properly and responsibly advise both buyers and sellers as to pricing, staging, and current market conditions. Our efforts have resulted in our firm consistently selling between 80% to 90% of our listing inventory.
State-Of-The-Art Selling Strategies
We keep abreast of the latest marketing techniques in the real estate industry, and we advertise our properties on all available real estate websites. In addition, each property is included in the area Multiple Listing Service (MLS), thereby making it available to all other area realtors and improving its exposure.
We believe that all properties are special and that each deserves to be advertised and promoted in a way that maximizes the benefits it has to offer. Our firm is noted for our detailed, almost poetic descriptions of our properties, always complemented with extensive photographic images.
Financing Options and Auction Services
Collins & Co Realtors and Auctioneers makes every effort to keep up to date about all available financing opportunities that might be available to home buyers. Our knowledge of just how to get a particular buyer the financing they need leads to that buyer’s dreams of a new home becoming a reality.
We also offer our clients the services of an auctioneer. David Collins is a licensed auctioneer and has successfully auctioned many homes, commercial properties, estates, land, and large farms within the Tri-Cities area. Along with a full auction staff, David is available to assist those clients whose best or preferred method of selling is through a licensed and experienced auction company.
Delivering Honesty and Competence
Collins & Co Realtors and Auctioneers is located in and conducts business daily in a charming, quaint little town in the mountains of East Tennessee. Our firm offers a friendly atmosphere in which you’ll feel comfortable in conducting your real estate business. Our company is locally owned.
This, coupled with a reputation for honesty and competence that the firm has earned throughout over four decades of conducting business within the community, has proven to be Collins & Co Realtors and Auctioneers’ greatest, most treasured asset.
To learn more about our real estate services or tour available listings in our market area, please call us today. You can see our current auctions on our Current / Upcoming Auctions page.
David is a native of Carter County and, since beginning his real estate career in 2005, has become one of the top-producing real estate Realtors and Auctioneers within the Northeast Tennessee region and has literally sold hundreds of homes and farms throughout Northeast TN. Whether you’re selling, buying or seeking an auction professional to help you with your real estate needs, David has experience, which few agents have, to help guide you in the right direction.
Libby was born and raised in Elizabethton. She is a proud wife and mother of two boys. Libby graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2009, earning a Bachelor’s Degree. She continued her education by graduating with a Master’s Degree in 2017. Libby works as a teacher while also pursuing her career in Real Estate. She enjoys spending with her family on the farm, riding horses. Libby appreciates all that our beautiful area has to offer. Her activities within the Real Estate profession affords her the opportunity to list and sell properties within the tri-cities area.
Exemplary service coupled with acute market knowledge — these are Julia’s real estate goals. She enjoys aiding and assisting clients through the buying or selling process. With college degrees from both the University of Tennessee and Maryville College, Julia has the educational background to perfectly complement her 21 years of experience and knowledge of the area real estate market.
Julia is an assertive, experienced negotiator who always keeps her client’s interest at the forefront of any transaction.
A native of Carter County Tennessee, Russ is a 1972 graduate of East TN State University. Upon graduation from college, Russ began a career in real estate, founding Russ Swanay Real Estate in 1975. In 1990, Russ earned designation as a Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) and practiced appraising for the next 25 years. The business has expanded through the years to now include numerous associates, including a full-time auctioneer.
A native of Carter County, began her real estate career in 2000. She is the office manager at Russ Swanay Real Estate. She handles the day-to-day operations of our business. She also handles the majority of the advertising & marketing for our real estate office and the auction side of our company. Throughout her career, Tracy has developed an in-depth knowledge of the day-to-day goings-on within the real estate industry. Her easy manner and quick rapport with clients and other agents have made her an asset to the firm and a valued employee.